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Old 09-25-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default I'm addicted.

Not to alcohol hopefully but this hobby could definitely help in that department

I'm addicted to home-brewing already. With a background in culinary arts, and a longtime interest in beer, this is a hobby that I can see myself enjoying for a longggg time.

Fermenting right now is my first beer, an IPA recipe from Extreme Brewing, altered a little bit after reading other recipes and this forum. I tried my very hardest to screw everything up, and spent about two hours a few nights back checking to make sure it wasn't ruined. In a state of full panic, I read countless threads dealing with burnt extract, long cooling times, unsanitized stirring spoons. Every response was RDWHAHB. So I did just that (except it was a SN Anniversary...)

This morning, I look at the carboy. Two inches of krausen, and an airlock bubbling happily. The smell coming off it is heavenly. I had my roommate come check it out, and his facial reaction was priceless. "This smells amazing! Piney, citrusy... Wow!"

I'm already planning out my next three or so batches. I'm hooked.

-Ryan

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Old 09-25-2008, 01:30 AM   #2
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welcome to the addiction!

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Old 09-25-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
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I like to call it an obsession.

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Old 09-25-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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That does sound more family friendly

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:29 AM   #5
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welcome! You'll learn a lot here. I certainly am.

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:42 AM   #6
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its like a a puppy dog. The more you feed it the more it follows you. it is truly an addiction

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:47 AM   #7
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Congrats, Ryan. I'm a n00b and feel I have more of a compulsion than an addiction.

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If you lay in bed at night designing brew equipment in your head, and not sleeping, does it qualify as an addiction?

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I like to think of it more as a distraction. As in, being driven to distraction.

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As a fellow Hokie ('00) all I've got to say is good luck! I can remember the good old days when I started brewing in Blacksburg. Just don't forget to go to class like I did and you'll be ok.

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